Daily Archives: May 20, 2020

May 20 Streams in the Desert

Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?” (John 18:11.) (Weymouth.)

GOD takes a thousand times more pains with us than the artist with his picture, by many touches of sorrow, and by many colors of circumstance, to bring us into the form which is the highest and noblest in His sight, if only we receive His gifts of myrrh in the right spirit.

But when the cup is put away, and these feelings are stifled or unheeded, a greater injury is done to the soul that can ever be amended. For no heart can conceive in what surpassing love God giveth us this myrrh; yet this which we ought to receive to our souls’ good we suffer to pass by us in our sleepy indifference, and nothing comes of it.

Then we come and complain: “Alas, Lord! I am so dry, and it is so dark within me!” I tell thee, dear child, open thy heart to the pain, and it will do thee more good than if thou wert full of feeling and devoutness.—Tauler.

“The cry of man’s anguish went up to God,

‘Lord take away pain:

The shadow that darkens the world Thou hast made,

The close-coiling chain

That strangles the heart, the burden that weighs

On the wings that would soar,

Lord, take away pain from the world Thou hast made,

That it love Thee the more.’

“Then answered the Lord to the cry of His world:

‘Shall I take away pain,

And with it the power of the soul to endure,

Made strong by the strain?

Shall I take away pity, that knits heart to heart

And sacrifice high?

Will ye lose all your heroes that lift from the fire

White brows to the sky?

Shall I take away love that redeems with a price

And smiles at its loss?

Can ye spare from your lives that would climb unto Me

The Christ on His cross?”[1]

 

[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 152–153). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

May—20 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

But he who was of the bond-woman, was born after the flesh; but he of the free-woman, was by promise: which things are an allegory.—Galatians 4:23, 24.

My soul! as thou readest this scripture, do not forget to bless the great Author of it, even God the Holy Ghost, for having condescended to teach the Church the sacred truths contained in it. Never would it have entered into the heart of man, untaught of God, to have conceived that the births of Ishmael and Isaac had such divine purposes connected with their history. We might have read for ever the account given of it in the book of Genesis, without once forming a thought of the spiritual tendency of the subject, had not the Holy Ghost, by his servant the apostle, told the Church that it was an allegory. But, blessed with such gracious teaching, see to it, my soul, this evening, what a delightful subject it leads to. These (saith the apostle) are the two covenants! meaning the mother of Ishmael, and the mother of Isaac. The bond-woman represents the covenant of works; and the free-woman the covenant of grace. So that all who seek justification by their own good deeds of the law, are of the children of the bond-woman. All who are looking for salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ, without the works of the law, are of the children of the free. As the son of the bond-woman was born before the son of the free, so our state of nature, in this sense, is before grace. And hence believers, when renewed, are said to be born again. Yet, as the promise concerning the son of the free-woman was before the birth of the son of the bond-woman, so the promise of the gospel was before the law; and the covenant of grace came in before the covenant of works. And as the son of the bond-woman mocked the son of the free, so is it now: they that are born after the flesh, do for ever persecute them that are born after the Spirit. Nevertheless, what saith the scripture? Cast out the bond-woman and her son; for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. The law can make nothing perfect; justification can never be obtained by the deeds of the law, and therefore it is rejected. Pause now, my soul, over this sweet allegory, explained as it is by the Holy Ghost himself, and ask, to which family thou belongest? To both thou canst not, for that is impossible. Whosoever seeketh justification by the deeds of the law, denies the merit and efficacy of Christ’s blood and righteousness. “For if righteousness come by the law, then is Christ dead in vain.” Oh! for grace to discover, and faith to enjoy, the same blessed assurance, as the apostle did, when summing up the whole conclusion of this scriptural allegory! “so then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free.”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 155–156). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

May 20 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

May 20.—Morning. [Or October 6.]
“Let us fall now into the hands of the Lord.”

AFTER many trials, David again enjoyed a period of repose, but his leisure again proved a temptation to him, and he resolved to form an estimate of his own greatness that he might have whereof to glory.

2 Samuel 24:1–4; 9–15

And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. (In the Book of Chronicles, Satan is said to have provoked David to this deed, and so indeed he did, and thus the moral evil of the action belongs to the tempter and his ready victim; but the writer of the present passage saw the hand of the Lord in it, using the sin of David as the means of punishing the sins of the people. Both statements are true, and there is no need to attempt a reconciliation, since one truth must agree with another whether we see it or not.)

For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

Joab was not only right, but courteous on this occasion. He knew that the people would judge that either a new taxation or a conscription was on foot, and they would become uneasy and rebellious, therefore he thought it unwise. According to the law of Moses, a piece of money as a sin-offering was to be offered by every Israelite when the tribes were counted, but this was neglected. Moses numbered the people at God’s bidding, considering them to be the Lord’s people, but David counted them at his own will, as if they were his own people, and this the Lord would not endure.

Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

10 ¶ And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. (That which he looked upon as ground for boasting became reason for humiliation. His army of a million and a quarter of warriors gave him no joy, for he had grieved his God.) And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. (Grace was in him, and when it came to the front, he was ready enough to mourn his error. O for the like tenderness of conscience!)

11, 12 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, Go and say unto David, (Plain David, not David, my servant, as it had formerly been. If we walk contrary to God, he will shew himself contrary to us) Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord: for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. (He had a hard alternative, but his choice was wise, and it showed that with all his wanderings he had a sound and loving trust in the Lord his God. A child of God feels always safest in his Father’s hands.)

15 ¶ So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.

O that my chastened heart may smite

And make me inly groan,

Whene’er I vainly take delight

In aught I call my own.

Harden’d by sin’s deceitfulness

O may I never be,

But miss my comfort and my peace,

Whene’er I turn from thee.

May 20.—Evening. [Or October 7.]
“It is enough: stay now Thine hand.”

OF that great population, in whose number David had sought food for his pride, the plague swept away seventy thousand men.

2 Samuel 24:16–25

16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite. (The angel of pestilence, appearing in visible shape, added a special terror to the judgment. Solemn must have been the state of men’s minds as they saw the destroyer unsheathe his sword to smile the capital city of the empire.)

17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

Was not this well and bravely spoken? Like a true patriot the king is moved by the woes of his subjects, and, like the father of his country, he would sooner perish himself than see Israel smitten. These people had often acted like wolves to him, but he forgot all their injuries and calls them sheep; they had been guilty of a thousand sins, but, in his zeal for them, he makes himself out to be a far greater sinner, and would have the bolts of vengeance spend themselves upon him and his. Even thus does “that Great Shepherd of the sheep” interpose between the destroying angel and his own redeemed. “If ye seek me,” saith he, “let these go their way.”

18 ¶ And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite. (On that very spot where the angel held the knife of Abraham from killing his son, there God restrained the sword of the angel from destroying his people.)

19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.

20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.

21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.

23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The Lord thy God accept thee.

24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Here two bountiful spirits entered into holy competition, and one hardly knows which to admire most. True devotion is never niggardly: to godly men that service of God tastes sweetest which costs them most. Nothing is dear enough to give to God; expense is not to be reckoned when the gift is for him. We would not be as those who only bring to God what they can collect from other people. Our gifts shall be from our own store.

25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was entreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

Thus was the site of the temple marked out in a very special manner. Zion, the church of God, of which the temple was the type, is founded on the hill of sacrifice; it is a monument in praise of sparing mercy; and there the sword of justice is for ever sheathed. Have we come unto mount Zion? Are we resting upon the precious blood of sprinkling? These are grave questions, which it behoves each one to answer on his own account as before the great heart-searching God.

The Lord beheld the sacrifice

There to be offer’d once for all,

He heard his Son’s expiring cries

For mercy and forgiveness call.

It is enough—our lives he spares,

For Jesus, our Atonement, died,

He sheathes the sword; he hears our prayers;

His justice now is satisfied.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 295–296). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

May 20 Life-Changing Moments With God

Take heed to yourself.

Lord God, I know that everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but I for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. I put on the whole armor You provide, that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For I do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

I who am Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If I live in the Spirit, I will also walk in the Spirit. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, we are sons of God. I meditate on these things; I give myself entirely to them, that my progress may be evident to all.

Teach me, Lord, to walk in Your Spirit, exercise self-control, and stand against the devil.

1 Timothy 4:16; 1 Corinthians 9:25–27; Ephesians 6:11–12; Galatians 5:24–25; Romans 8:14; 1 Timothy 4:15[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 155). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

KT McFarland: “Susan Rice Knew They Had Done Something Very Wrong”… — The Last Refuge

KT McFarland provides her perspective on the newly unclassified segment of the Susan Rice memo to herself.

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The bottom line about what took place in the 48 hours of January 4th and January 5th 2017 is not that complex.  Remember, the position of President Obama and Susan Rice is that the White House was unaware of any FBI investigation of Flynn (or the Trump campaign); nor did they have any involvement in directing it to take place.

When Clapper briefed Obama (Jan 4th) about the Flynn intercept the White House lost deniability; Obama was now demonstrably aware of an FBI investigation.  The stay behind meeting (Jan 5th) was the result of the White House reassembling deniability.

Here’s the full memo in context (including the redacted paragraph):

A day or two prior to this meeting DNI James Clapper briefed President Obama on the nature of the call between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Michael Flynn.

James Clapper received raw “intelligence cuts” about the call from FBI Director James Comey and used them to brief President Obama.

It gets very sticky for the Obama white house to claim they didn’t know about, nor direct, an FBI investigation of Michael Flynn given the fact they were briefed on the intercepted phone communications conveyed by the FBI, via Clapper, to President Obama.

If the FBI wasn’t investigating Flynn, then why were they intercepting his calls?

Understandably President Obama and NSA Susan Rice would be worried about being attached to a potentially very unlawful investigation of the incoming administration and NSA Michael Flynn; hence the ‘stay behind’ meeting.

As a result of prior briefing material President Obama knew the FBI was monitoring and intercepting Flynn’s communication. The aspect of Obama questioning Comey about sharing sensitive information from Flynn; and Comey’s response; points to Obama/Rice knowledge of an FBI operation against Flynn. An FBI operation against Flynn (and Trump) that Susan Rice knows she needs to specifically claim she and Obama did not know about.

From a hindsight perspective it gets very sticky for Obama/Rice to deny knowledge with that 1/5/17 meeting content in the fray. That’s the purpose of the Jan 20th CYA memo to file. Think about it:

Question: Ms Rice how can you claim to have no knowledge of an FBI investigation when the FBI was providing the White House FBI with intercepts of Flynn communication?

Are you saying the FBI intercepts were not authorized by President Obama?

Rice’s CYA memo is attempting to say exactly that. She’s pinning FBI Director James Comey as “rogue.”

Without the memo FBI Director James Comey could claim President Obama and Susan Rice were well aware of the FBI’s Flynn operation. With the memo Obama/Rice position themselves as having no idea until Comey started talking…

That’s the purpose for the memo; Obama & Rice protecting themselves from Comey if things go sideways.

To further illustrate this intent, it’s worth remembering the letter from Susan Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler to the Senate:

Note the second to last paragraph, it’s all about denying knowledge of FBI operations, writ large, against the Trump campaign or incoming administration.

When James Clapper walked directly into the White House with “intelligence cuts” specifically from the FBI to share with President Obama, it’s likely the legal team around Obama -specifically including Kathryn Reummler- went bananas.

James Clapper was always a doofus, but usefully so. However, in this context doofus Clapper -with his FBI cuts in hand- just infected the White House with direct knowledge of an ongoing FBI investigation of the incoming administration. In that briefing Clapper just walked over their carefully assembled plausible deniability like an ox in the oval. D’oh.

The ‘pull aside’ meeting immediately thereafter, January 5th, was Obama and Susan Rice cleaning up the mess and reassembling their plausible deniability.

The January 20th Susan Rice memo-to-file was supportive material for that intention.

L-R: Kathryn Ruemmler, President Obama, Lisa Monaco, Susan Rice

 

via KT McFarland: “Susan Rice Knew They Had Done Something Very Wrong”… — The Last Refuge

CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces

For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now say that the novel virus “does not spread easily” from touching contaminated surfaces or objects.

Source: CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces

WATCH: Resurfaced Susan Rice Comments From 2017 Show She Denied Knowing Anything About ‘Unmasking’ | The Daily Wire

A video clip from March 22, 2017, recirculated on social media early this week shows Obama national security adviser Susan Rice denying in an interview that she knew anything about the Obama administration’s unmasking of any Trump associates, which would include then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“So, we invited you on to talk about several things but in the last few hours we’ve been following the disclosure by the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in essence during the final days of the Obama administration, during the transition after President Trump had been elected that he and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed,” PBS News Hour host Judy Woodruff said. “Do you know anything about this?”

Rice responded, “I know nothing about this.”

Rice’s 2017 claim has come under renewed scrutiny in light of newly declassified documents that were made public on Tuesday that show, by her account, that she was present for an Oval Office meeting with former President Barack Obama and other top Obama administration officials where they discussed Flynn’s phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Rice has come under fire repeatedly for her long “record of deceit.”

WATCH:

 

TRANSCRIPT:

HOST JUDY WOODRUFF: Susan Rice, welcome to the program.

FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE: Good to be with you, Judy.

WOODRUFF: So, we invited you on to talk about several things but in the last few hours we’ve been following the disclosure by the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in essence during the final days of the Obama administration, during the transition after President Trump had been elected that he and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?

RICE: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.

And let’s back up and recall where we have been. The president of the United States accused his predecessor, President Obama, of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign. Nothing of the sort occurred, and we have heard that confirmed by the director of the FBI, who also pointed out that no president, no White House can order the surveillance of another American citizen.

That can only come from the Justice Department, with the approval of a FISA court. So, today, I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance, and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Right.

SUSAN RICE: And I think it’s important for people to understand what incidental means. That means that the target was either a foreign entity or somebody under criminal investigation, and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up.

Source: WATCH: Resurfaced Susan Rice Comments From 2017 Show She Denied Knowing Anything About ‘Unmasking’

Coronavirus testing is really about harvesting your DNA for a government database | DC Dirty Laundry

(Natural News) Testing, testing, and more testing: This is all that the government can talk about these days in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – that and a future vaccine, of course. But what if we told you that the true intent behind mass testing is to steal people’s DNA and store it away in government databases?

It might sound like some kind of crazy sci-fi flick, but hear us out. Back in late April when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked about what happens after a person is tested for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), and whether the results “automatically go into some kind of database,” this was Cuomo’s chilling response:

“Yes, your result will be logged into both a state and county database through an electronic lab reporting system. The database includes your name.”

When further pressed about what a positive test result entails from the government’s standpoint, Cuomo explained that all newly infected are being ordered by their county health departments to quarantine for 14 days from the time of their most recent symptoms. They are also being asked to procure the names of anyone they may have come into contact with so that they, too, can be told to quarantine.

This directly ties into the contact tracing push from people like Bill and Hillary Clinton, who want an “army of contact tracers” to sweep the nation and hunt down anyone who might have been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Be sure to listen to the following episode of The Health Ranger Report in which Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, talks to Dr. Judy Mikovits about these and other authoritarian measures being thrown at the people in response to this “plandemic:”

WHO official: A vaccine for coronavirus may never arrive

In addition to the typical swabbing protocol, another form of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing apparently involves taking blood samples by pricking people’s fingers, which the federal government is now implementing at pharmacies across America.

This combination of collecting both saliva and blood would seem to suggest that dark forces are perhaps trying to profile people’s genomes for some other purpose besides keeping them “safe” from a virus.

Keep in mind that there may never even be a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), at least according to Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO, a professor of global health at Imperial College London.

As it turns out, it is quite difficult to produce an effective vaccine for a virus, let alone one that continues to mutate and basically become new viruses. If a vaccine is, in fact, released, chances are it will not be effective nor will it be safe.

“There are some viruses that we still do not have vaccines against,” Nabarro is quoted as saying. “We can’t make an absolute assumption that a vaccine will appear at all, or if it does appear, whether it will pass all the tests of efficacy and safety.”

Without a vaccine, experts are automatically predicting that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) will never go away and instead become an annual event. And they are saying this while completely ignoring nutrition, supplementation, and other lifestyle changes that could easily protect the masses at a minimal cost.

“It’s absolutely essential that all societies everywhere get themselves into a position where they are able to defend against the coronavirus as a constant threat, and to be able to go about social life and economic activity with the virus in our midst,” Nabarro says.

More of the latest news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at Pandemic.news.

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Source: Coronav.irus testing is really about harvesting your DNA for a government database

Peter Schiff: People Will Be Wiped Out By The Inflation Tax | ZeroHedge News

Via SchiffGold.com,

The printing presses are running at full speed as the Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air at an unprecedented rate. Peter Schiff recently appeared on Kitco News to talk about the impact of all money-printing, borrowing and government spending. Somebody has to pay for this and we all will. In fact, a lot of people will be wiped out by the inflation tax.

US stock markets have generally been rising despite dismal economic data. Any optimistic news about coronavirus, such as the recent promising vaccine trials sends stocks up.

Peter said he thinks people are looking for an excuse to buy, but what’s really driving stocks is the Federal Reserve.

Powell on 60 Minutes [Sunday] night basically committing to print an unlimited quantity of money and urging Congress to borrow and spend as much money as they want and that the Fed is standing ready to monetize an infinite amount of government spending. So, I think people think that’s good for the market but it’s not. It’s a disaster for the economy. It will destroy the value of the dollar. And sure, that means stocks will go up, but so what, if you’re pricing them in worthless currency?

[ZH: Consider Venezuela’s awesomely fantastic ‘economy’ market]

Peter said that there is a limit to how much money the Fed can print.

That’s when it collapses in value. What’s the point of printing money that doesn’t buy anything?

So what should the Fed do? Peter said if the central bank had been doing the right thing all along, the economy would have been strong enough to withstand the pandemic and do what it really needs to do  – dramatically reduce government spending. The problem now is nobody has any money. Everybody is broke and leverage to the hilt because the Fed has made one mistake after another to inflate one bubble after another.

This particular bubble was already deflating before the coronavirus pin put a gaping hole in it. And now the air is coming out much faster and all they can think of is how can we fill it back up again? How can we reflate a bubble? And it’s going to be impossible.”

Ultimately, the Federal Reserve will destroy the dollar.

The thing people really need to be vaccinated from is the massive inflation that the Fed is going to unleash.”

Peter said the dollar is already defying gravity and once it begins to really fall, it is going to implode. But a lot of mainstream pundits insist inflation isn’t a problem. After all, CPI is low. But as Peter pointed out, the level of inflation right now is unprecedented. Inflation, by definition, is the expansion of the money supply and it grew at a record rate in April.

Inflation is a tax and it’s the most vicious tax because it hits the most vulnerable. It hits the lower class, the working poor, people who have savings. It destroys the value of a lifetime of savings. It destroys the value of the wages and salaries that people earn.”

Peter said we’re about to see price inflation that takes out the levels we saw in the 1970s. We could even potentially see hyperinflation.

So, where should investors be going? Peter said gold is a safe haven and so is silver. As far as speculative money, Peter said mining stocks offer the best risk-reward.

I think most people are going to get wiped out with the inflation tax. All of this government is not free. This incredible increase in the size of government is going to cost somebody. Somebody has to pay the bills for all the bailouts and all the stimulus. And if we’re not raising taxes, then how are we doing it? We’re financing it through inflation. And that doesn’t mean we get it for free. It just means that anybody who is foolish enough to hold US dollars, either in savings or in the form of bonds or other fixed-income investments, or even any income-oriented investments where the income is US dollars – you are going to suffer.”

And how do you avoid the suffering? Get rid of the dollars.

Use them to accumulate real money – gold and silver.”

All currencies are losing value right now and you can see that in terms of gold. In fact, gold has reached record highs in nearly every major currency except the dollar.

I think the dollar is going to win the race to the bottom, which is a race you don’t want to win. But I think once we take the lead in that race, that’s when you’re really going to start to see the gold price moving. Because gold does a lot better when the dollar is the weakest of the currencies. So, if gold is this strong when the dollar is less weak than its rivals, imagine how much stronger it’s going to be when it’s the weakest one.”

Peter said ultimately he thinks the dollar will lose its status as the reserve currency and the world will return to gold as the primary monetary reserve.

Source: Peter Schiff: People Will Be Wiped Out By The Inflation Tax

Declassified Rice Email Confirms Obama, Biden And Comey Targeted Flynn

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According to The Federalist, “In the email, portions of which were not declassified until recently, Rice recorded that Flynn, who at the time was the incoming national security adviser for Trump, was personally discussed and targeted during the meeting with Obama.”

“Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak,” Rice wrote too herself in a now-declassified portion of the letter, adding “Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information.”

“President Obama asked if Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn,” the email continues. “Comey replied ‘potentially.'”

“[Comey] added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual,'” Rice wrote – which The Federalist points out does not explain how it would be “unusual” for an incoming national security adviser to hold discussions with foreign leaders prior to the inauguration.

Many observers believe the calls between Flynn and Kislyak were little more than pretext to hide the Obama administration’s spy campaign against Trump from the newly elected president’s team and to justify a continued inquisition against Flynn.

The Case of General Michael Flynn: The Use of Law as a Political Weapon | Global Research by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The audacious corruption of the FBI and the US Department of Justice (sic) is demonstrated by their frame-up of the three-star general, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. 

US Department of Justice (DOJ) documents that the department was forced to turn over to General Michael Flynn’s attorney reveal that the FBI found no wrongdoing by Flynn in its investigation of him and recommended the investigation be closed.  Corrupt FBI official Peter Strzok, a leader of the anti-Trumb cabal in the FBI, intervened. Strzok convinced the official managing the investigation not to close the case as it was the wishes of the “7th floor” (top FBI officials) to keep the case open. In the absence of evidence against Flynn, released FBI documents prove that the FBI leadership decided to frame General Flynn. The documents reveal that the FBI’s plan is “to get him (Flynn) to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired. . . . we should try to frame them in a way we want.”  General Flynn was forced to incriminate himself with a guilty plea. Otherwise, the corrupt DOJ prosecutors threatened to indict Flynn’s son. 

When this proof of egregious government misconduct came to light, the DOJ had no choice but to drop the case against General Flynn.  Otherwise it would be clear that law in the US is a weapon in the hands of government. This would mean that control of government would be a life and death matter for the two political parties as it is in Ecuador and Bolivia where incoming presidents arrest or attempt to arrest outgoing presidents.

But we didn’t hear a word about the frame-up of General Flynn from the corrupt presstitutes.  On May 7 the editorial board of the New York Times published the largest and most egregious collection of lies in the entire history of the disreputable organization.  The editorial— “Don’t Forget, Michael Flynn Pleaded Guillty. Twice.” —claimed the lies coerced from Flynn proved Flynn’s guilt, and that Attorney General William Barr is a “personal fixer for the president” and used the Department of Justice to protect friends and to go after political enemies.

The New York Times has it backwards. Going after political enemies is precisely what the Obama Regime’s concocted case against General Flynn (and Trump) was all about.  Remember, it was General Flynn who said on television that it was a “willful decision” of the Obama Regime to send the mercenary jihadists to attack Syria, a decision Obama made in the face of contrary advice by General Flynn, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. When Flynn revealed this, it blew up the fake news story spread by the Obama Regime and the presstitutes that the Obama-supported invasion of Syria by CIA mercenaries was an uprising by Syrian moderates fighting for democracy.  Flynn’s blood is blood that the corrupt Obama Regime wanted very badly.

Obama’s role in the frame-up of Flynn and the orchestration of the Russiagate hoax is now coming to light, making the former president nervous.  On May 10 the Wall Street Journal editorial board asked if Obama’s nerves are getting in the way of his judgment:

“Barack Obama is a lawyer, so it was stunning to read that he ventured into the Michael Flynn case in a way that misstated the supposed crime and ignored the history of his own Administration in targeting Mr. Flynn.  Since the former President chose to offer his legal views when he didn’t need to, we wonder what he’s really worried about.”   

The Democrats’ frame-up of General Flynn and their two attempted frame-ups of President Trump show an extraordinary audacity and a corruptly compliant FBI and DOJ.  They thought that they could get away with it, and, of course, they had all the help possible from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the presstitute scum for whom lies are the currency of their fake news realm.  The presstitutes have made clear that the US media is devoid of integrity.

After high officials such as James Clapper, Susan Rice, Samatha Power, and others repeatedly claimed evidence of Trump and Flynn’s guilt, when under oath their story changed 180 degrees.  Here is Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: 

 “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”

Susan Rice, Obama’s incompetent National Security Adviser, and Samatha Power, Obama’s Russia-baiting ambassador to the UN, along with the rest of the disreputable Obama cabal, have admitted that they saw no specific evidence of any collusion between Trump and Russia. The entire thing was an orchestrated hoax that proves beyond all doubt that the Democrat Party and the US media are corrupt beyond redemption.

When the case against Flynn was dropped as a result of the damning evidence of egregious government misconduct in framing a senior official of the US government, the corrupt prosecutors who had prosecuted the innocent Flynn all resigned in a huff, pretending that it was Barr, not them, who used the Department of Justice for self-interested political purpose.

Two Georgetown University law professors, Kean K. Katyal and Joshua A. Geltzer, totally discredited themselves and the Obama contingent in the DOJ, by alleging in the New York Times that the dropped charge against Flynn has resulted in the “utter demoralization” of “the law enforcement community.”  In other words, for these law professors and “the law enforcement community” for which they claim to speak, dropping a case consisting entirely of an orchestrated frame-up, a contrived perjury trap, and threats against family members is demoralizing.  The professors are so thoroughly dishonest that they use the lies coerced from Flynn—the price of his “cooperation with the investigation” in order that his son would not also be framed-up—as “evidence” of Flynn’s guilt and proof of the political use of the Justice Department by Trump and Barr in dropping the contrived case.  

The frame-up of Flynn is not acknowledged by the law professors as political use of the Justice  Department. See this. 

Instead the law professors describe the vindication of an innocent man  on the basis of undeniable evidence as political use of the Justice Department. 

If this is the kind of law Georgetown University teaches, the law school should be promptly shut down.

The question that demands an answer is how do people as corrupt and devoid of integrity as Comey, Mueller, and Strzok get into top FBI positions?

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts writes on his blog, PCR Institute for Political Economy, where this article was originally published. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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Free Church Library Open Now (Because Discipleship Isn’t Canceled) — Logos Bible Software Blog

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Because of COVID-19, you and your church members have had to be online like never before for work, church, and school. With congregations struggling emotionally, financially, and spiritually because of the pandemic, wouldn’t it be wonderful if something else could be online—the church library?

Now, it is! Pastors and church leaders, share this free online church library with your members. It gives them instant access to over 700 digital discipleship resources through June 30—no credit card required, no strings attached.

Since it’s stocked with everything from daily devotionals by Andrew Murray, R. A. Torrey, and Charles Spurgeon to Christian books to video courses from today’s top teachers, each member can study the Word and find help for what they’re going through.

Invite your church to enjoy it all from home in just a few quick stepsThough you can’t meet in person, you can meet them where they are every single day: online.

via Free Church Library Open Now (Because Discipleship Isn’t Canceled) — Logos Bible Software Blog

Lee Strobel Talks About ‘Cultural Prophet’ Ravi Zacharias, Importance of Apologetics — Faithwire

Several years ago, Lee Strobel — the famed athiest-turned-Christian journalist — interviewed the late apologist Ravi Zacharias for one of his own books. Following his death, Strobel is lauding the beloved Christian thinker as a “defender of the faith,” a “cultural prophet,” and a “fearless” leader.

“He spoke boldly into our culture,” Strobel told Faithwire of Zacharias. “But at the same time, he had this winsome way about him. Everybody who met Ravi walked away feeling like, ‘Ravi’s my friend.’ I love the man.”

Strobel, author of the 1998 best-seller “The Case for Christ,” which was turned into a film by the same title in 2017, is the founding director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. Understanding the logical framework of our faith is critical in an age that is “increasingly skeptical and often hostile toward the Christian message,” he said.

So many people around us have “spiritual sticking points … holding them up in their journey toward God.” Apologetics, Strobel explained, is key to helping unbelievers “make great progress toward the cross.”

The Strobel Center is launching 30 courses online in the fall semester, dealing with issues like science and faith, world religions, cults, the resurrection of Jesus, objections to Christianity, and apologetics in the arts.

And one of the biggest theological questions so many people are facing right now is understanding how a good God could allow pain and suffering — like the coronavirus pandemic — to exist in the world.

“Jesus was honest,” Strobel said. “Jesus said this in John 16:33. He said, ‘I tell you these things so that you may have peace: in this world, you’re going to have suffering, you’re going to have trouble. But take courage, I have overcome the world.’ So what’s he doing there? He’s acknowledging we live in a sin-stained world, a world infected by sin at every level.”

“That’s why we have horrible things like pandemics happen to us,” he continued. “But in that same verse, [Jesus] said, ‘I can give you the two very things you need the most: No. 1, peace for the present, and No. 2, courage to face the future.’ That’s what we need and that’s what we find in Jesus Christ.”

via Lee Strobel Talks About ‘Cultural Prophet’ Ravi Zacharias, Importance of Apologetics — Faithwire

Republicans Don’t Dare Call It Treason — Christian Research Network

“This is all we need to know about whether top Republicans in the House and Senate, and an Attorney General nominated by Republican President Trump, are serious about getting to the bottom of Russia-gate.”

(Cliff Kincaid – News With Views)  As more evidence emerges of the role played by former President Barack Hussein Obama in directing Russia-gate, President Donald J. Trump’s “allies” are leaving the field of battle. They seem not to want to hold Barack Hussein Obama responsible for what President Trump calls the “biggest political crime in American history, by far!”

First, Senator Lindsey Graham said he wouldn’t subpoena Obama to testify before his Judiciary Committee about Russia-gate. Then, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA,) stated that House Republicans have not made any criminal referrals for Obama or 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Obama former Vice President Joe Biden relating to Russia-gate. Finally, Attorney General William Barr said he did not expect criminal probes of either Obama or Biden in the matter. View article →

via Republicans Don’t Dare Call It Treason — Christian Research Network

Test Positive for Coronavirus, End Up in a Police Database | Ron Paul Institute

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So you are curious whether you have coronavirus? You could take a coronavirus test to find out. Well, not really find out, since the test results are not reliable. Nonetheless, you can take a test to obtain at least a Magic 8 Ball level answer of if you are or are not infected with coronavirus.

Here is some information likely unknown to many people when they are tested: The names and addresses of people who test positive are often handed over to police departments that can input or tag those names and addresses in police databases.

Kimberlee Kruesi provides the details in a Tuesday Associated Press article. She starts off her article with the following revelation:

More than 11 million people have been tested in the U.S. for COVID-19, all with the assurance that their private medical information would remain protected and undisclosed.

Yet, public officials in at least two-thirds of states are sharing the addresses of people who tested positive with first responders — from police officers to firefighters to EMTs. An Associated Press review found that at least 10 of those states also share the patients’ names.

Kinda makes those coronavirus tests that many government officials and people in the media have been promoting seem less warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?

Continue reading Kruesi’s article here.

Source: Test Positive for Coronavirus, End Up in a Police Database

The Worst Is Yet to Come: Contact Tracing, Immunity Cards and Mass Testing

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 • https://www.lewrockwell.com, By John W. Whitehead

No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police state.

That’s the message being broadcast 24/7 with every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new policeman on the beat, every new surveillance camera casting a watchful eye, every sensationalist news story that titillates and distracts, every new prison or detention center built to house troublemakers and other undesirables, every new court ruling that gives government agents a green light to strip and steal and rape and ravage the citizenry, every school that opts to indoctrinate rather than educate, and every new justification for why Americans should comply with the government’s attempts to trample the Constitution underfoot.

Yes, COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on the nation emotionally, physically, and economically, but there are still greater dangers on the horizon.

As long as “we the people” continue to allow the government to trample our rights in the so-called name of national security, things will get worse, not better.

It’s already worse.